Corton, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 0SZ | Property for sale | Savills
4,604 sq ft(427.73 sq m)
Guide price £1,650,000(€1,947,837)

CortonWarminster, Wiltshire, BA12 0SZ


    Key features

    • *No onward chain*
    • A delightful unlisted six bedroom period house
    • Substantial oak framed car port and home office
    • Beautiful landscaped gardens
    • Popular village and wider location

    A delightful period family house, set within beautiful gardens.

    About this property

    • This handsome stone and brick country house is believed to date from the 1700's and has the benefit of being unlisted. The owners have undertaken some subtle but important improvements to the property, including a new drainage system, roof works and the installation of new entrance gates. Internally, they have partly upgraded the plumbing and central heating system and reconfigured the house in a few areas to create a much more useable layout, ideal for families and couples alike.

      The stylish and characterful accommodation includes an attractive entrance hall with a flagstone floor and a dual-aspect drawing room, with parquet floor and a large bay window overlooking the gardens. Double doors open through to the conservatory. The dining room is a particularly charming room, with oak panelling, an unusual curved stone fireplace, pretty hexagonal-paned windows, oak floors and a door onto the terrace and garden beyond. The adjacent kitchen is very much the heart of the home, with the quintessential AGA, stone floors, walk-in larder, double butlers sink, integrated Neff appliances, wooden worktops and cabinetry and an open fire. The family room is dual-aspect and has a wood-burning stove. Completing the ground floor is a boot room, with small utility area off and a cloakroom.

      The main staircase and the back stairs, both with galleried landings, offer access to the six bedrooms and two recently updated bath/shower rooms.

      Outside
      The house is approached via a gravel driveway, with parking for several cars in front of the traditionally constructed (2018) timber-framed barn. This attractive building incorporates a double car port, gardener's room, work room and a wine store. On the first floor is a spacious home office, with the potential to be used for any number of purposes. Behind the barn is a terrace, positioned to catch the evening sun, and a Hartley Botanical greenhouse. Fruit cages and vegetable/herb beds have also been created.

      The award-winning garden designer, Catherine Thomas, helped create the most wonderful gardens for the previous owner, with separate ‘rooms' divided by immaculate yew hedging. The York Stone terrace overlooks deep herbaceous borders of roses and tulips to the lawns beyond. A formal rectangular pond has stepping stones across the centre and is fed by a small circular pond with a rill. The orchard is under-planted with an abundance of snowdrops and daffodils

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    I think Saracens is a beautiful family home in a wonderful village, I love the atmosphere around the house and the different areas of the beautiful and peaceful gardens.

    Debbie-Anne TaylorProperty agent

    Local information

    • Corton is a small, picturesque village in the Wylye Valley, about 5 miles from Warminster. The village is on the path of the ancient Wessex Ridgeway, nestling at the base of the chalk downland surrounding it. The nearby village of Codford has a range of amenities such as a shop, post office, primary school, pre-school, pub, church and doctors surgery. The popular pub The Prince Leopold is in the nearby village of Upton Lovell. Nearby Warminster is a small market town and offers further amenities, such as supermarkets, and also a station with trains to London Waterloo taking approximately 2 hours. The beautiful Cathedral city of Salisbury offers a wide selection of shops, restaurants, arts and recreational facilities. Trains from Salisbury to London Waterloo have a journey time of approximately 90 minutes.
    • Racing is available at Salisbury Racecourse and Wincanton and golf at Warminster, South Wilts Golf Club and High Post. This area is renowned for its fishing on the River Avon, Test and outlying chalk streams. The A303 provides access to the south west and London, via the M3.
    • There is a wide selection of both state and private schools in the area, including Warminster School, Dauntseys, Sherborne, Clayesmore, Bruton, Port Regis, Salisbury Cathedral School, Chafyn Grove and Godolphin, as well as Bishop Wordsworth and South Wilts Grammar Schools.

    Additional information

    • Fixtures and Fittings : Please note that, unless specifically mentioned, all fixtures and fittings and garden ornaments are excluded from the sale.
    • Services : Mains electricity and water. Oil fired central heating. Private Drainage (new septic tank installed in 2023). Broadband to house and home office.
    • Viewings : Strictly by appointment with Savills
    • Directions: BA12 0SZ : Take the A36 from Salisbury towards Warminster. Soon after passing Codford on your right-hand side, turn left into Station Road. Follow signs to Corton and when you reach the village you will find Saracens House on the right-hand side.
    • EPC Rating: F
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G